Report: Improving Education: The Promise of Inclusive Schooling
Report » Improving Education: The Promise of Inclusive Schooling
Dianne L. Ferguson, Audrey Desjarlais, Gwen Meyer, Equity Alliance at ASU
National Institute for Urban School Improvement
The purpose of education is to ensure that every student gains access to knowledge, skills, and information that will prepare them to contribute to America’s communities and workplaces. This central purpose is made more challenging as schools must accommodate students with ever more diverse backgrounds, abilities, and interests. For students with disabilities, achieving this common purpose means thinking again about the consequences of special and general education as separate systems, and realizing that no longer can we educate students grouped primarily by their differences if we are to achieve a common educational purpose.